Oct 7, 2012 8:00am EDT
in los angeles mr. obama will be joined by bill clinton at a fund-raiser, and the president continues to shatter records. he's nearly doubled the number of fund-raisers george bush held and has dwarfed his other predecessors. it's paid off. last month a new fund-raising record, $181 million in just 30 days. a total of 835 million breaking his own record of four years ago. mitt romney has raised at least $548 million, and here's what's remarkable, if both men had stayed in what's known as the public financing system in which they can't take huge donations but then get matching federal funds, they could have only each spent $135 million. that means the president has really raised six times what he would have been allowed if he had stayed in the public financing system. now, mitt romney is going to continue today to try and flip florida into his column. he has another appearance in port st. lucie a little bit later today. >> astonishing numbers, david, thank you. >>> we'll turn to the political showdown, not between presidential candidates, but rather cable tv heavyweights and
Oct 8, 2012 7:00am PDT
six fund-raisers expected to bring in nearly $10 million with help from bill clinton and stars including katy perry, who tweeted this photo of her presidential polish. it comes as we learned the president had a record haul in september, $181 million in donations. the most any incumbent president has ever raised in a single month. ♪ i was born free >> reporter: but mitt romney charging ahead with his debate performance now getting some of his biggest crowds yet. >> i'm convinced that you'll have a chance to hear his answers or his nonanswers. now, of course, days later, we're hearing his excuses. and next january, we'll be watching him leave the white house for the last time. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: the newest daily gallup poll has romney just throw points behind the president, cutting the lead in half from the president's peak. romney's running mate touting poll numbers in his home state of wisconsin tightening, too. >> i feel good. it's great to be home, too. >> reporter: and "saturday night live" with its own version of the debate. >> excuse me, governor -- mr.